Facebook app developers sold user info

From CNET News.com: Facebook has revealed that a data broker has been buying identifying Facebook user information from app developers, and as a result the social-networking powerhouse has placed some developers on a six-month suspension.

Apple Moves up to Fourth Place in Global Mobile Market, Passes RIM

From DailyTech: Sales rankings in the mobile sector are a bit confusing. There's OS market share, there's smartphone OS market share, there's hardware market share, and there's smartphone hardware market share. To make matters worse, both domestic (U.S.) and global numbers are often tossed around ambiguously. Still there's some merit to these various numbers, if you make sure to put them in the proper context.

Sony Posts Big Profit, but is Hurt by Weakening Dollar

From DailyTech: Sony Corporation, Japan's largest electronics exporter and the fifth largest media conglomerate in the world, reported mixed news when it came to its fiscal second quarter earnings report on Friday.

Intel, Toshiba and Samsung to Jointly Develop 10nm Process Technology

From X-bit Labs: Throughout its history Intel Corp. has been developing its process technologies all by its own. However, with 10nm manufacturing process even the world's largest maker of chips may form a research alliance with other semiconductor companies.

ATI Still Suffers from TSMC's 40nm Problems - Company

From X-bit Labs: Even though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company claims that the yields on its most advanced 40nm node are high enough for mass production of advanced chips, actual designers and suppliers of graphics processing units still seem to have problems.

Do you think SSDs are worth the money?

Yep, let's spash the cash, yo.
16% (28 votes)
Only for a smaller one as a boot drive.
65% (115 votes)
I'll stick with my HDDs, thanks.
19% (33 votes)
Total votes: 176

G.SKILL Ripjaws F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH 2x4GB Review (Page 1 of 10)

In the days where every person in the house has their own personal computer is no longer a luxury, and considering the fact that the term 'family computer' has long exited the minds of most people, it is interesting to see how much PC hardware has changed in the last decade -- both in continually lowering prices, and fundamentally increased performance breakthroughs. I often find it kind of funny when I talk to some middle school kids in my church, where half of them probably have better cell phones than I did when I was in high school (Not to make myself sound old or anything -- I'm only 20, haha). "I had a piece of crap Motorola when I was in high school. And way back when I was in elementary, cell phones were surely a luxury... and they did nothing more than call people. Not even text..." just as they glanced back at me, not exactly knowing how to respond. Meanwhile, at the mention of playing games like Need for Speed II on Windows 98 that did not seem all too long ago, these things were made even before they were born. Remember when Pentium II processors were considered state-of-the-art, and 8GB hard drives were the standard? Yeah, those were the days. If I said during that time period 8GB RAM kits would be readily available for less than $200 in ten years, most people would probably laugh out loud. It is just hard to imagine what we could possibly do with such magnitude of capacity, as if I am saying within the next ten years, 1000GB of RAM will be nothing out of the ordinary. But times have changed -- and 8GB of RAM, while plenty, is not really such a foreign concept to us anymore. With that in mind, we are no longer stuck at low performance, high capacity memory kits, either. G.SKILL's Ripjaws F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH 2x4GB dual channel set for Core i5/i7 processors runs at DDR3-1600 with CL7 latencies, promising high capacity and high performance all at the same time. How well does this product fare in our benchmarks today? Read on to find out!

View: G.SKILL Ripjaws F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH 2x4GB DDR3 RAM review

Acer Plans to Unveil Multiple Tablets on Nov. 23 in New York

From PC World: Acer plans to launch "multiple" tablet devices at an event in New York on Nov. 23, with different OSes and multiple form factors, the company's CEO said Friday.

The market has been waiting for version 3.0 of Google's Android mobile software for use in tablets, said Gianfranco Lanci, president and CEO of Acer, but he did not say whether Acer planned an Android tablet.

Microsoft Posts Impressive Q1 Results

From DailyTech: Apple isn't the only tech company that can knock one out of the park when it comes to earnings reports. Microsoft just announced its first quarter results and things are looking pretty good for the fellas from Redmond.

Apple iPhone May Get Reprogrammable SIM Card

From DailyTech: Currently switching carriers on the iPhone requires third-party workarounds and can be a bit of a chore, even if your desired carrier uses GSM, the current iPhone 3G technology of choice.

According to a report by GigaOM, sources at various European carriers are indicating that Apple is looking to adopt a big change, putting a reprogrammable SIM card in its phones.

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